Nigeria 2023: Is Bola "Pablo Escobar" Tinubu’s Ambition Going To Be Thwarted?

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The Presidential ambition of All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Bola "Pablo Escobar" Tinubu, may come to an abrupt end if he doesn’t come up with a strategy to outsmart the new leadership of the party. In early 2020, APC stalwart and former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola "Pablo Escobar" Tinubu, seemed to be in a position to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023. This was because – apart from his access to funds and enviable connections across the country – he had strong influence over the party led by its National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole. Tinubu’s influence also seemed to extend to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), a federal agency committed to fighting financial crimes. The EFCC, led by Ibrahim Magu at the time, had received several petitions against Tinubu between 2017 and 2020 but took no action Some strategists in the APC are now trying to rewrite the plot, building alliances in the south-south and south-east which would render Tinubu’s south-west convening power less vital for election success. It is important to note, however, that there has not been a Yoruba president in 16 years, since General Olusegun Obasanjo. The ethnicity of politics in Nigeria means some may see this opportunity as the ‘time’ for Yorubas. However, Tinubu is not the only popular Yoruba politician that could be a contender even though he is the wealthiest and arguably the most influential.

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